May 23, 2024  
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog

Food Service Management, Nutrition and Dietetic Technology, A.A.S.

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Pamela Hamilton, Nutrition and Dietetic Technology Program Coordinator

Accrediting Agency

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 899-0040; Ext. 5400
(3012) 899-4817 Fax

Program Purpose

The Food Service Management degree specialization in Nutrition and Dietetic Technology is in the process of being reviewed for candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). ACEND is the accrediting agency for educational programs for students planning careers as registered dietitian nutritionists and dietetic technicians, registered.

Pierpont Community and Technical College’s Food Service Management A.A.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Technology prepares graduates for successful entry-level positions as Dietetic Technicians, Registered, through evidence-based training and practical experience in the classrooms, clinics, and communities of north-central West Virginia.  Successful graduates could be employed in hospitals and clinics.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the AAS degree in Food Service Management, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Graduates of Pierpont Community and Technical College’s Food Service Management in Nutrition and Dietetic Technology will be entry-level dietetic technicians in healthcare, community wellness, and foodservice industries.
  • Graduates of Pierpont Community & Technical College’s Food Service Management Concentration in Nutrition and Dietetic Technology will engage in lifelong learning and professional development in the field of nutrition.


Nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered (NDTRs) are educated and trained at the technical level of nutrition and dietetic practice for the delivery of safe, culturally competent, quality food and nutrition services. NDTRs are an integral part of the healthcare and food service management teams.

NDTRs work under the supervision of a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDNs) when in direct patient/client nutrition care in practice areas as:

  • Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, retirement centers, hospices, home health-care programs, and research facilities conducting patient/client screens, gathering data and performing assigned tasks to assist RDNs in providing medical nutrition therapy. 

NDTRs may work independently in providing general nutrition education to healthy populations in a variety of settings.  

Program Data

Accreditation Information  

Required Courses (63 Hrs)

Model Schedule (63 Hrs)

*offered only in semester listed

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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